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The Alphabet Poems: a psychic pilgrimage to the letter Z

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On April 1st this year, spurred by 'NaPoWriMo' (National/Global Poetry Writing Month) which challenges writers to produce a poem a day, I finally began my fool's journey through the letters of the alphabet, writing a poem a day (more or less) for each of the 26 letters known to English speakers today.

After some crossing some hurdles I finally made it to 'Z' on the first of July.

The rest of the sequence is now taken down for editing (and publisher-seeking), but the first drafts of 'A' 'B' and 'C' appear below; after an idea of an illustration for the letter 'A'.


A

A crack in the cave wall – an aperture to
a view with a horizon.
A capped pyramid. A mountain. A man made of clay. A scaffold, a plough, an ox. A ram. A road.
Anything: a five-pointed star. Anything: a dance in the heavens. Anything: Aphrodite.
Anything: an acorn. Anything: all girls’ names.
Also, an apple
and you should
always take
an apple with you at the beginning of
adventures, especially
a …